Puppies Failed by RSPCA 2
GSD and her Puppies failed by the RSPCA
Report from that lady that reported this GSD and her puppies. We asked Irene to document this in readiness for the snoopers from the RSPCA legal department
It is worth pointing out before you read this, that a man was hauled to court by the RSPCA, forced to pay £1,500 and branded a criminal...for drowning a grey squirrel.
6 weeks ago RSPCA Inspector Phil Pidcock was called - complaints from members of the public that a GSD bitch and Sire were running around the estate in an emaciated condition were out all night and looking in bins for food.
RESULT - Puppies were left as too young to remove
No follow up by this Inspector - he has since retired - No case notes passed on
28th Aug 9.20 I called RSPCA after seeing litter of 7 puppies kept in a childs travel cot no water no food Puppies were severely dehydrated emaciated full of worms fleas and scabs two pups looked very depressed and ill - all pups looked extremely stressed with ears back like frightened fox cubs
Was told by RSPCA that someone would contact me in 4 weeks to let me have outcome.I told them I wanted an inspector to contact me that day - was told message would be passed on
I called dog warden - was told out of her hands now as i had called RSPCA
I contacted friends to go in and see the pups and to call the RSPCA - They had 10 different calls to my knowledge -( I called at least 10 time over the three days) I have a list of names and tel numbers of everyone who called them.
I called 3 times that day
Thursday - still no RSPCA have called it is now lunchtime - I called again as it appeared house was empty - he had gone out we do not know where - work? When was he coming home?
Mid afternoon I was called by neighbour to say RSPCA outside with a vet -
Vet looked through window - which had net curtains up 2 GSD's were barking at the window Vets verdict a bit thin but looked OK?????? Fenwold vets Spilsby
HE NEVER WENT IN
HE COULD NOT CONFIRM THERE WAS FOOD AND WATER
HE COULD NOT SEE THE PUPPIES AS THEY WERE IN TRAVEL COT 12' AWAY although you probably could see some movement from the cot - But that just confirmed SOME puppies were alive!
RSPCA INSPECTOR SAT OUTSIDE TILL 6PM THEN LEFT!
I called again asked her to call me - NOTHING
I called hotline again asked to speak to supervisor - spoke to Ian Davison told him that puppies had been left and it is now some 12 hours these dogs had been left and 29 hours since my initial call and that these pups did not have any food or water Told him about the vet leaving without seeing the dog - also TOLD HIM that I know for a fact the vet called is afraid of GSD's!! He told me he stands by whatever decision his Inspector has made on the day - I told him I would contact the press he said Do what you feel you have to do
I called in desperation Cll Julia Pears an accredited dog breeder - she was horrified and made a few calls - asked why police were not called? she got an incident number 516 (sometime around 9 First call from RSPCA
Inspector Laura Jones )- said she had been and that vet had said dogs looked thin but OK? I said how could he tell through a net curtain?
She said she had to be guided by the vet?and she would be back tomorrow after 12
I said the puppies would be dead if he does not come home tonight
She said she had sealed the door and had to wait 24hrs it was the law and that she would make sure someone called everyday over the wkend!
I said That was not good enough and that I had called them Wednesday morning stressing how ill these pups were it was now Thursday night.
9.15 Had decided I was going to break in and feed the dogs if no one came home by 10 pm - received a call at 9.35 to say owner had returned after almost 15hours left puppies and adults alone with no food or water and nowhere to relieve themselves:(
Friday 29th More phone calls to RSPCA Hotline - had more people go in and see pups he told last person Lynn that he would now give them all away ( he initially asked me for 300 per pup) Once I had this information I contacted GSDR and they offered to take all the pups and adults
I went straight round to the house only to be told RSPCA had just been and removed all but one pup and the Sire
I called Inspector Jones told her GSDR would take them she said was on way to vets with them and to txt her the number - I did she never called them - I handed this message to GSDR and they contacted her and arranged pickup on Saturday.
They left him with a puppy (the strongest) and Sire??( He told her pup was going to his Mothers in London) yet had given him a verbal warning?
Tues 3rd Aug
I called at house to see if puppy had gone to his Mothers as he had said - he stood at door and told me it had gone - I said well others are full of fleas - you better do the dog/ house and tell you Mother to get puppy to vet - THEN I heard puppy sreaming I said Thats the puppy isnt it? He sheepishly admitted it was - So I asked him if I could check it as I was a dog groomer and would tell him if it had fleas - he went and got the pup - Tempted as i was to turn and run I checked the pup and it was alive with fleas running all over its little belly:( I begged him to let me take it to GSDR He said No - I dont see why I cant keep it I replied because you cant look after it He replied - I could not look after a litter but I can look after this one.
I replied But you have not even taken it to a vet you have no transport and if you go to work it will be left alone all day He still declined.
I left and called RSPCA Inspector Jones asked her Why he was left with a puppy and why no follow up was done on the Monday she said he told her it was going to his Mothers
I told her He lied and that when she had been in the business as long as I had she will realise people lie just to get rid of dogs/you. I told her I wanted that puppy out TODAY She said I do have other jobs to do you know and I am nowhere near there but will get in sometime today Isaid Dont think we are going to let you get away with this you are incompetent and this is not going to go away.
I called Sue and Allison for back up whilst I was getting neighbours to call the hotline again a neighbour called to tell me RSPCA had gone in (Funny that as she told me she was busy?But she was there within the hour)
I called her - no answer left message to say GSDR are waiting for the pup and told her my house was 5 mins away to bring it to me and I would sort fleas out and get it too Allison in less that two hours - I called 5-6 tiems and also sent her a TXT Then she called to say Pup in vets it will stay there till vet has time to see it and then it would go to kennels - I said what time why cant I go and get pup and get it over to Allison - she said (you gonna love this:) I have done my bit Its in the vets and will stay there until it goes to kennels Cheryl has the authority now its out of my hands now I asked for Cherlys number she said No and please STOP giving out my number - 07825158479 - its private ?????(Not now Hon):) I told her to tell Cheryl to call me
Cheryl called left meassage on a/p and said The pup was at the vets it has had enough trauma for one day It will be going to kennels and can be picked up tomorrow by GSDR that is my final decison !
I called Allison - she spoke to vet got the OK to collect him at 5pm I got to vets at 6pm and he was in Allisons arms by 7.15 Job Done:))
Apart from taking to task the total incompetence of the RSPCA.
Questions for the RSPCA
WHY WERE A LITTER OF 2 WEEK OLD PUPPIES LEFT WHEN COMPLAINTS THE DAM WAS STARVING AND OUT ALL NIGHT SCAVENGING DUSTBINS FOR FOOD?
WHY WAS NO FOLLOW UP VISIT DONE?
WHY WERE CASE NOTES NOT HANDED OVER WHEN PHIL PIDCOCK RETIRED?
WHY DID IT TAKE 3 DAYS TO EVEN SEE - THEN REMOVE -SAME NOW 8 WEEK OLD STARVING FLEA RIDDEN WORM INFESTED DEHYDRATED PUPPIES?
WHY WAS A VET ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE SCENE HAVING ONLY LOOKED THROUGH THE WINDOW (WITH NETS) TO DIAGNOSE?
WHY WERE THE POLICE NOT CALLED TO GAIN ENTRY?
WHY DID YOU FEEL IT WAS OK TO LEAVE IT ANOTHER 24 HRS AFTER BEING TOLD THE TERRIBLE CONDITIONS?
WHY DID YOU LEAVE BEHIND A PUPPY AND THE SIRE?
WHY DID YOU NOT FOLLOW UP AFTER THE WK END TO CHECK CONDITION OF SAID PUPPY?
WHY DID IT TAKE 2 DAYS TO CONTACT IRENE SEYMOUR WHO FIRST REPORTED THE CASE AND SPECIFICALLY ASKED YOU TO CONTACT HER? AS SHE HAD INFORMATION.
WHY WHEN ASKED TO ALLOW RESCUE TO TAKE THE SAID PUPPY DID YOU REFUSE AND PLACE THE PUPPY IN VETS AND KENNEL UNTIL THE FOLLOWING DAY SAYING HE HAD HAD ENOUGH TRAUMA? SURELY BEING ALONE IN A VETS/CAGE/KENNEL IS MORE TRAUMATIC THEN A SHORT CAR RIDE TO JOIN HIS SIBLINGS?
WHY DO YOU KEEP CAMPAIGNING FOR MONEY AND PLEAD POVERTY WHEN YOU HAVE MILLIONS?
WHY WONT YOU WORK TOGETHER WITH BREED SOCIETIES?
Complaints have been made to the RSPCA but we know that as usual they will either be ignored or a standard reply will be sent out claiming how wonderful they are!!
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